when i was around 12 years old i was flying kites with a bunch of buddies. i was on the roof, the highest level. some of them were on the balcony, a level below me. i was already flying a kite, the kite was in the air and i had hold of the string and that other thing that retract and extend the string, the handler, i guess. one of my buddies on the balcony said to hand him the handler. since the kite was already flying in the air, the appropriate way to transfer the handler to him was to hold onto a section of the string and then drop the handler and let it rotate down to him, so that the kite won't fly away, since it was already aloft. instead, i just through the handler down........and the handler was carry aloft by the kite instead. that was really dumb. but then again, i'm not really intelligent.